IND vs ENG 1st Test Highlights: England beats India by 227 runs, tops World Test Championship table

India vs England 2021, 1st Test Day 5 Highlights: Get the cricket score updates between IND vs ENG from MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.


England beat India by 227 runs to win the first Test in Chennai on Tuesday.   -  Sportzpics

Hello and welcome to Sportstar's highlights of Day 5 from the 1st Test between India and England from the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.


WATCH: CD Gopinath, the only surviving member of India's first-ever Test win in 1952  against England in Chennai, relives the historic moment.


England tops the World Test Championship table after the massive 227-run win.


The Chepauk cauldron is breached after 22 years.


England last 6 Tests in Asia: W W W W W W

Joe Root has 6/6 wins in Asia as captain.

This is India's fourth consecutive Test loss under Virat Kohli's captaincy.

India 192 all out after 58.1 overs: OUT!  And that's it! England goes 1-0 up.
Archer finds a thin edge from Bumrah that carries to Buttler behind the stumps. India is battered to the ground by a thoroughly dominating performance by the visiting side.

India 187/9 after 56 overs: Leach to Nadeem. OUT!  Another edge from that incisive line outside off and Nadeem falls for it. The edge hits Buttler and flies straight to Burns at second slip. Shahbaz Nadeem c Burns b Leach 0 (13b 0x4 0x6)

India 179/8 after 55 overs: Stokes to Kohli. OUT! A ripper from Stokes. Cleans up the skipper's off-stump with another delivery that tailed in. Probably kept a tad lower as Kohli fails to get underneath the ball. England is edging closer to a historic win.  Virat Kohli b Stokes 72 (104b 9x4 0x6)

India 175/7 after 54 overs: Drinks. India hang on by a thread here and the captain has run out of partners. With Nadeem at the other end, it will be an interesting 30 minutes up ahead to see how Kohli deals with the situation.

India 171/7 after 52 overs: Leach to Ashwin. OUT! An excellent delivery once again from Leach as Ashwin misjudges the line of the ball. Ashwin preempts the ball to move slightly wider outside off-stump. Leach moved the ball in as Ashwin attempted to cut through point for a straighter delivery and presents a catch for Buttler behind the wickets. Ravichandran Ashwin c †Buttler b Leach 9 (46b 1x4 0x6)

50-run partnership for Kohli and Ashwin.

India 165/6 after 50 overs: Ashwin and Kohli have been proactive in rotating strike while playing the ball late. England bring in Stokes for a shade of his characteristic reverse swing but the batsmen have stood up well against him. It seems like the demons in the pitch have gone on a short stroll elsewhere.

India 159/6 after 47 overs: Kohli has undone Anderson's ploys well by staying out from the crease. The skipper has been unfazed by the reverse-swing on display and has banked on his ability to play the ball as late as possible to quell Anderson in this spell.

50 for the skipper. Kohli has looked solid while wickets kept tumbling at the other end.


India 153/6 after 43 overs: Anderson has begun to cover the shiny surface of the ball and keeps Ashwin guessing. Ashwin expects one to tail and Anderson on cue chips in with an out-swing that gets the edge. The ball passes through the vacant slip-cordon for a boundary.


India 144/6 after 40 overs: Leach is spot on as he forces Kohli to press forward and defend. It's that tricky spot that fetched him the wickets of Pujara and Rohit early on.

Kohli and Ashwin walk out to the crease. Jack Leach returns to the attack.

We are back for the second session. England will aim to bundle the Indian innings without much ado. All eyes will be on the skipper Kohli and Ashwin as they fight on against the inevitable.

India 144/6 after 39 overs: LUNCH. And Archer hits Ashwin flush on the helmet. Right back after getting some treatment for being hit on the arm by a vicious bouncer by Archer, Ashwin cops another right on the head from the paceman beforethe ball races to the third man boundary. India heads into Lunch with low spirits. The skipper is still out there but a sensational spell from Jimmy Anderson has taken away any chances of a win for the host.


India 140/6 after 38 overs: Kohli hits Bess for three boundaries on the trot. Bess has been off radar in the second innings and Kohli cashes in on three juicy full-tosses. Archer at the other end has rolled in a bouncer barrage and has also jammed one onto Ashwin's finger.

India 117/6 after 34 overs: Bess to Sundar. OUT! The Indians are falling like ninepins. Bess pushes the ball swiftly outside off and gets quick turn and bounce. Sundar nudges at it and is comfortably caught by Buttler behind the stumps.  Washington Sundar c †Buttler b Bess 0 (5b)

Most wickets in fourth innings for England: 81 James Anderson *, 79 Stuart Broad, 59 Moeen Ali, 57 Bob Willis, 45 Derek Underwood

India 110/5 after 33 overs: Anderson to Pant. OUT!!! 
A tame dismissal for Pant as he tries to adjust the ball tailing in from Anderson at the last moment. Anderson deftly rotates the seam to cut the pace and Pant gifts it straight to Root at short cover. Rishabh Pant c Root b Anderson 11 (19b 2x4 0x6)

Jimmy unleashes GOAT mode


India 104/4 after 30 overs: Kohli and Pant have a uphill task against a fired-up Anderson and incisive Leach at the other end. Kohli stays far out from the crease to negate Anderson's reverse-swing. Pant has had a tentative start against Leach and Root will be eyeing exploit this in the overs up ahead.

India 92/4 after 27 overs: Anderson to Gill. OUT! Jimmy bamboozles Gill with a beauty! Reverse-swing does the damage as Anderson tails one in low to Gill and goes past his defense. And Anderson cleans up Rahane third ball! India, in deep, deep trouble here. England reviews Anderson's first ball to the Indian vice captain as it hits his pads. Umpire's call saves Rahane there but Jimmy decides to take matters to his own hands and cleans up Rahane!  A stupendous over from the veteran who moves to 610 wickets. Shubman Gill b Anderson 50 (104m 83b 7x4 1x6) , Ajinkya Rahane b Anderson 0 (3b 0x4 0x6)

Ajinkya Rahane's Test average in the 4th innings:- Away: 37 Home: 14

Most times out on '0' against James Anderson:
Ajinkya Rahane - 4*, Virender Sehwag - 3, Murali Vijay - 3

India 92/2 after 26 overs: 3rd 50 for Shubman Gill. 
What a knock from the youngster under difficult conditions. Gill has set the tone for India here but with Pujara gone, India still is on the backfoot.

India 78/2 after 23 overs: Gill blunts Bess with two boundaries and a six through the long-on region in two overs. The opener has not been fazed with Pujara's dismissal and has put Bess under pressure early on. Kohli is working around with singles and giving the strike back to Gill.

Test Average at Home in the 4th innings:- 67.8: Virat Kohli, 19.3: Ajinkya Rahane

Rishabh Pant will be playing his first 4th innings at home.

Dom Bess into the attack
as England introduces spin from both ends.

India 58/2 after 20 overs: Leach to Pujara. OUT!  A cracking delivery to start off the day on a high for England. A similar delivery to Rohit's dismissal as Leach gets a hint of late turn with more bounce from the middle-stump. Pujara could do nothing about that as Leach finds the edge that carries easily to Ben Stokes at slips. A massive blow for the Indians. Cheteshwar Pujara c Stokes b Leach 15 (56m 38b 1x4 0x6)

India 53/1 after 17 overs: Pujara and Gill begin with solidity as they comfortably defends against Archer's probing attack on the stumps. Leach,  at the other end, has kept the batsmen guessing with variable bounce hindering Gill's feet movement for a moment. 

India 47/1 after 14 overs: Positive start from Gill. Leach blips with a short ball and Gill shows no hesitation in pulling it for a boundary to start the day. Signs of aggression from the opener early on.

Day 5 action underway! Cheteshwar Pujara and Shubman Gill walk out to the middle as India resumes innings at 39/1.  Jack Leach opens the session for England with the ball.

We are 15 minutes away from action. 381 runs for India. 9 wickets for England. With an improbable chase up its sleeve, India will attempt to break down the target session by session. Pujara will be India's key man in the morning session. As Pujara holds fort at one end, it will be up to Shubman Gill to begin freely and take on the mantle to accelerate in the first session as India eyes nearly 100 runs per session to have any chance at trouncing the Englishmen.

VK and Co. up for a riveting day's play.


An hour for action to resume. Brace yourselves, just in case we have another palpitating finish!

Chepauk in readiness for action on the final day.   -  Sportzpics


Numbers game - Day 4

Ishant enters club 300

Ishant Sharma in this Test: Jos Buttler - 250th FC wicket in India
Jofra Archer - 100th Test wicket in India
Dan Lawrence - 300th wicket in Test cricket

IND vs ENG: Ishant Sharma picks up 300 Test wickets

Ravi Ashwin recreates century-old record at Chepauk

Most wickets in the first 140 Test innings:- 481: Muralitharan, 402: R Hadlee,
386: Ashwin, 375: Dale Steyn, 370: Kumble

IND vs ENG: Ashwin becomes first spinner in more than 100 years to achieve special feat

Sundar's field day at Home!

 Sundar became the 8th Indian player to score over 50 runs in debut innings both at home and away. The other seven Indian players to achieve the feat include Rusi Modi, Surinder Amarnath, Arun Lal, Sourav Ganguly, Suresh Raina, Hardik Pandya, and Mayank Agarwal.

Sundar reached the third spot among Indians to score most runs in first three innings of their Test career at number-7 or lower. Sundar's tally of 169 is only behind Rahul Dravid (179) and Hardik Pandya  (178).

Day 5 -Preview

Another exciting finish is upon us as the exhilarating season of Test cricket continues. India's epoch-making heist in Australia, West Indies' miraculous final day chase in Bangladesh and Pakistan's come-from-behind win against South Africa on Monday has fuelled renewed energy to the game in whites.


Come Tuesday at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium, India and England are poised to add to the cricketing flavour of the season. The host led by Virat Kohli, finds itself in a rare spot in its own den. England has sprung up to thump India on all four days so far with excellent responses to the conditions led by its skipper Joe Root.

IND vs ENG, 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: India needs 381 on final day; England removes Rohit for 12  

Root has been spot-on with his moves through the Test, save for the wait to declare England's second innings on Monday. Nevertheless, India has been jolted late on Day 4 with a ripper from left-arm spinner Jack Leach who ousted Rohit Sharma for 12. Leach's poor Test turned around in a snap as England affirmed itself on top.

With the steely Pujara and exuberant Gill at the centre, India will set sights on a positive start as survival has essentially not been the forte for this side, especially in spin-friendly conditions.



What they said

"It (the ball) was pretty bizarre in this game. I have never seen an SG ball wear through the seam like that. It could well be a combination of how hard the pitch was in the first two days. But even in the second innings after the 35th-40th over, the seam had started to peel off," - Ravichandran Ashwin on the conditions of the SG ball used for the Test.


"If we get a good start, then I'm sure we can chase this down, because we have a batting line-up who are very fearless. So we are obviously very positive about this, so it's just about the start, and then we look how we go through the innings." - Ishant Sharma on India's approach in the chase on Day 5.


England XI: Rory Burns, Dom Sibley, Dan Lawrence, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Ollie Pope, Jos Buttler (wk), Dom Bess, Jofra Archer, Jack Leach, James Anderson

India XI: Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), R Ashwin, W Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem

Toss: England won the Toss and opted to bat first